Author: Raffaele Rocca

Clive Woodward Explains How He And The Lions ‘Let Paul O’Connell Down’ In 2005

Clive Woodward Explains How He And The Lions ‘Let Paul O’Connell Down’ In 2005. Having managed England to World Cup glory in 2003 against Australia, Clive Woodward was handed the daunting task of taking the Lions to take on the mighty All-Blacks two years later. At the time, few would have been in disagreement with the decision as the Englishman was at the zenith of his coaching career. Twelve years on from what was a disastrously one sided tour, the Lions once again face a huge task aiming to win a tour in New Zealand since 1971. Further evidence...

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Late rally not enough as Clare edge Limerick in MSFC

A late rally was not enough as Clare edge Limerick in MSFC quarter final. Clare edged Limerick on a score line of 1-13 to 1-12 in Sunday’s Muster Senior Football Championship quarter final played in front of almost 3000 supporters at Cusack Park, Ennis. Billy Lee’s panel will not have to negotiate round one of the All Ireland qualifiers on June 14th while Clare will be preparing to face Munster Champions Kerry in the MSFC semi final. Limerick were playing catch up for much of the game and could never manage to get in front of their opponents. A late...

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Munster Endure Aviva disaster as Scarlets canter to victory

Munster Endure Aviva disaster as Scarlets canter to victory. Munster had another Aviva horror show as the Scarlets cruised to a 46-22 victory and claim the 2017 Guinness Pro12 title on Saturday evening. It was Scarlets second title and the first since their 2003/2004 victory. Defensive frailty is not something one would have associated with Munster this season by Scarlets repeatedly cut through gaping holes in the Munster defensive line. A superb attacking display from the Welsh outfit saw then run in four first half tries and with a 29-10 lead heading in to the break, the game was...

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Collision and breakdown Key if Munster are to prevail against Scarlets

Collision and breakdown are key if Munster are to prevail against Scarlets. Former Munster scrum half Mike Prendergast gives his thoughts on Saturday’s Pro12 final. It’s very much a clash of styles as Munster who are the best defence in the competition take on one of most ambitions attacking teams in the Scarlets. With the Welsh team looking to move the ball wide and at pace, Prendergast reckons that Munster’s efforts at the breakdown will play a huge role is slowing down the pace of Scarlets attack. “Scarlets have real purpose in what they do in their attack, they...

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